Posted 12 January 2011 - 06:38 AM
Hi, I read through some posts and couldn't find any that matched this problem -
First off, my specs:
AMD Sempron 3600+
3 gigs of name brand RAM (I believe it's Kingston or Corsair)
Windows XP Pro 5.1 Build 2600 with SP 3
350w or 400w PSU
My computer will freeze when under certain kinds of high workload. For example, I edit music with Sony Acid 7.0. If I go to do certain things, like add a VST plug-in to a track, or if I have ACID running and open Firefox in the background, the computer becomes mostly nonresponsive, where the only thing I can do is hit alt + ctrl + del, and that will only pop up a task manager window which is fully unresponsive. I am inevitably forced to restart my computer manually.
I tried using Reaper, a similar type of DAW program but by a different manufacturer, with the same sort of result. I have swapped my RAM one time when it was having this issue a while ago, and it did not help. I can run programs like Counter-Strike without my computer ever freezing, so I don't think it's video related at all.
All help appreciated!